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Technical 1934 Ford Roadster build with info

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pete, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Pete
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    im gearing up to start my '34 roadster project. Collected most of the parts but am now at the stage where I need a few visuals.

    Does anybody have pics of the b-pillars? I'm interested to see what the top of the pillar looks like. How it blends into the quarters.

    The car will consist of SAR roadster quarters, modified five window coupe doors, modified stock cowl with an SAR roadster cowl top.

    Any pics would be a huge help.

    Pete-
     
  2. Pewsplace
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    Not the best photos but here are a few of the B-pillar post top sections.
    IMG_3412_zpscee97e29.jpg IMG_3410_zps52d164dc.jpg
    IMG_0069.jpg 34tack.jpg
     
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  3. Pete
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    Goddam I love that car!

    Thanks for the pics!!
     
  4. brady1929
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  5. Pete: If you can look closely at the top of the quarter right behind the door opening, that strip @ 6" long, is actually a removable sheet metal cap. I discovered that detail on my own '34 years ago. It has a profile similar to some interior window moldings?????, not hard to make. I have a nephew in Florida that just built one similar to how you are approaching it. He hand made lots of pieces. He hand made the "roll" that forms the top opening on the top of the quarters. It rolls up and curves as well....think pre-bent exhaust pipe!!! He made the panel above the trunk lid as well. I'll include a pic of the finished car. Tim 063.JPG 064.JPG
     
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  6. so_dak_kid
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    Lynn,
    Feel free to post more pics of that roadster! I'm salivating!!
     
  7. F-head
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    hard to beat a 34 roadster
     
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  8. F-head
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    I just scored the last pieces of body wood I needed from Brad Brown this morning
     
  9. Pete
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    Yes, post more pics of it...
     
  10. Bandit Billy
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    More please. Heffner failed me, please do not follow suit. More pictures if you will.
     
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  11. NashRodMan
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    Pete,
    Do you have a picture of all the parts together that you are starting with, kinda like you did with your avatar years ago?
    Paul
     
  12. Pete
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    I'll post a pic soon, need to bring everything into the shop
     
  13. Pete
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    How about some quick measurements...

    The length of the door, just below the body line... From A to B pillar
     
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  14. Pete
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    Pics of the cowl. image.jpg image.jpg
     
  15. ff1930
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    from lapeer

    Im following this one im gona do the same thing.
    How about a measurement at the beltline on cowl or how wide is the cowl? Roadster cowl is wider than a closed car.
     
  16. Pete
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    Don't think it's actually wider but I know it's deeper, I think by 1-1/2"s
     
  17. Jaime Oaks
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    Pete, why don't you just call Smart? He's got all the exact measurements you need, taken from actual cars. His knowledge of the Model 40 is unmatched, as you very well know.
     
  18. Pewsplace
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    Here are a couple more of Richard Lacy's 34 roadster he has owned for years. His son is Dennis who is on here.
    He makes complete brake systems that bolt on to the stock chassis and sells parts for Early V8's. He is a super nice guy and very knowledgeable about early Fords. His company is the Early V8 Garage.

    IMG_3405_zpsda6b0dfa.jpg IMG_3397_zpscfd6bf48.jpg
     
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  19. Pete
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    Who's got that door measurement. The length of the door at the belt line...
     
  20. Pete
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    Cactus!!!! Thank you
     
  21. Pete
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    Looks like 28-7/8?
    Or 28-15/16?
     
  22. 15/16" but my door is a little mangled!
     
  23. Pete
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    Im using 5 window doors, not sure if I'll shorten the yet.
     
  24. I'm told they are the same? Are they not???
     
  25. Pete
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    I'll let you know, ill measure my doors.
     
  26. Pete
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    Can someone take a pic of the B pillar where it meets the top of the quarter??

    Thanks guys.
     
  27. Pete
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    So, just got my coupe doors home and measured them. We've got a 3-1/2" difference in length. image.jpeg
     
  28. Pete
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    Since I'm going to use the passanger car cowl which is 1 inch shallower... I'm now at a 2-1/2"
    Discrepancy. It might be nice to have a bit larger door...? Or do I take 2-1/2 inches out of the door. I'm going to mock things up, stand back and take a look....
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2015
  29. Well shit. I'm glad you're figuring all this out now Pete. It will save me some head scratching later, haha!
     
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